India’s home-grown automaker Tata Motors announced on Thursday that Tata Nexon, its iconic compact SUV, becomes the first Indian car to be released on the prestigious International Dismantling Information System (IDIS) End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) website.
It means that, from the production of ultra-low/ zero-emission vehicles to the responsible dismantling and recycling of the vehicle at the final ELV level, Tata Motors will make the entire life cycle of its products sustainable.
IDIS, which is a ‘Manufacturer Compiled Information’ central repository, is used by 25+ global manufacturers from more than 40 countries across Europe and Asia and Tata Nexon is the first Indian car to join this elite community.
Thus, the new move continues to signal Tata Motors’ intensified emphasis on the “End of Life” scenario of all the vehicles in its product portfolio by the ongoing announcement of decommissioning procedures. Here it should be noted that this move is of considerable significance because passenger cars have become complex with growing technical content. That said, over the years, most commercial vehicles have enjoyed a high degree of recyclability as the processes for dismantling such vehicles are less complicated and, thus, better understood.
It should be noted here that over 25 global manufacturers spread across 40 countries in Europe and Asia placed IDIS, a central repository of ‘Manufacturer Compiled Information,’ into use. As we said, Tata Nexon is the first Indian automobile to become part of the IDIS elite group of automobiles. With this, Tata Motors will continue to provide all the details needed for proper handling of the engine. The details will include steps to adequately remove all the gases, neutralise airbags and seat belt tensioners and remove the hazardous substance.
The publication of the Tata Nexon ELV process on IDIS also complements the government’s Vehicle Scrappage Policy & Automotive Industry Standards (AIS 129) initiative, which contributes to the safety, preservation and enhancement of environmental quality and the conservation of resources.
Speaking of this landmark, Rajendra Petkar, President and CTO, Tata Motors, said, “At Tata Motors, our dedication to sustainable practises is absolute. Accordingly, all of our goods have been built from the very beginning with a high degree of recyclability potential to reduce material waste. The use of dangerous materials is limited to the bare minimum during production and is now widely available. We hope that such groundbreaking programmes will inspire all stakeholders in the automobile industry as well as consumers to include quality and environmental protection consciously in their decision-making process when designing and buying vehicles.”